In this special and highly anticipated Cal Performances Illuminations: Music and the Mind event, soprano Renée Fleming presents a combination discussion-performance as part of her ongoing creative collaborations with researchers, scholars, and scientists. Fleming has made the relationship between music and the human brain the subject of much of her recent work, and in 2020 launched a live-streamed series of conversations with leaders and practitioners working at the intersection of music, neuroscience, and healthcare. In this special recital/presentation, featuring pianist Robert Ainsley as well as UC Berkeley Professor of Neuroscience Ehud Isacoff, PhD, Fleming offers insights into music’s potential for healing and transformation, performing musical selections with piano accompaniment from her repertoire. The program will include works by Handel, Wolf, Fauré, Gershwin, Delbos, and Duparc, and the world premiere of Tod Machover’s “VocaGrammified.”
This performance is part of Cal Performances’ 2020–21 Illuminations: Music and the Mind series.
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